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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND ENTREPRENEURISM SERIES FOR ENGINEERING FACULTY AND STUDENTS – CREATING THE OBSTACLE COURSE
September 27, 2013 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Part Three of the IP and Entrepreneurism Series for University of Houston engineering faculty, students and staff will be held on Friday, September 27.
Engineering faculty, students, and staff are invited and encouraged to attend an important training session on Creating the Obstacle Course:
- What are patents and why are they important to new ventures
- How to read a patent document
- Applying for a Patent
- The Prosecution Process
- International Rights
- Portfolio Management
The purpose of the new series is to raise awareness and understanding about commercializing research, protecting inventions (aka, The Big Idea), liability issues, financing, patents, license agreements, trade secrets, branding, marketing and more.
The training will be provided by Aaron Levine and Matt Todd, partners and co-chairs of the New Ventures & Corporate Transactions Group in locally-based law firm Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg, LLP. Novak et al is a national IP practice with offices in Houston, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, Boston, West Palm Beach and Wilmington. Their clients span a diverse group of industries and technologies from electronic commerce, telecommunications to biotech and pharmaceuticals.
Please note that attendees may attend any or all of the sessions.